Tereza Macel, AVIA sponsored teamTBB athlete, won Ironman Lake Placid in a decisive fashion this weekend. Macel, who was representing the Czech Republic, proved she was the best on the course and never looked back.
Her domination began with a 50:48 swim, 2-minutes faster Hillary Biscay and 1-minute faster than the top male.
“I just swam and then, halfway through the first loop I passed the guy who was leading. I thought I would take turns with him, but nobody would come to the front with me. If I need to swim fast and get away from the girls, that’s what I have to do,” said Macel after the race.
Once on the bike, Macel increased her lead, allowing the other women to fight for the other podium spots. Samantha McGlone passed Biscay by mile 45, Tara Norton had moved into second place just ahead of McGlone. Macel extended her lead to 12-minutes and was riding with top 10 men, just like her usual training days.
Once into T2, McGlone and defending champion Caitlin Snow were prepared to run a personal best to gain a few postions and Kona slot. Macel comfortably ran a 3:20 marathon to take the win with a final clocktime of 9:29:36. Snow and McGlone arrived in 2nd & 3rd.
It was a race executed to perfection for Tereza Macel, and a true career highlight, for this athlete who seems to love racing and enjoy being out there regardless of the outcome. Congrats Tez!!
Additional AVIA athletes racing, include: Zach Ruble (16th)